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Northumberland County tow truck driver accused of impaired driving during call

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A Northumberland County tow truck driver is accused of impairing driving while responding to a call. Global News file

A tow truck driver in Northumberland County was charged with impaired driving on Saturday afternoon while responding to a call to remove a vehicle — which was seized due to impaired driving.

Northumberland OPP say around 2 p.m. officers responded to reports of a possible impaired driver on County Road 45 near Roseneath in Alnwick-Haldimand Township. Police say an officer located a pickup truck and spoke wit the driver.

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The officer conducted a roadside test using the Approved Screen Device, resulting in a 64-year-old man from Alnwick-Haldimand Township receiving a three-day driver’s licence suspension. Such a suspension is a penalty if blood alcohol content is in the warn range (0.05 or higher), if a motorist fails a roadside sobriety test or violates the zero tolerance requirement for novice, young or commercial drivers.

OPP say a tow company was called to remove the truck.

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When a tow truck arrived, OPP say the tow truck driver “showed signs of alcohol consumption.” The driver registered an “alert” reading on the ASD.

The 64-year-old tow truck driver was also issued a three-day driver’s licence suspension.

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“The tow truck was removed by a sober driver,” OPP stated.

Another tow company was utilized to assist with removing the pickup truck from the scene.

No names or any other details in the incident were released.